Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

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Just like the cake but in cupcake form. Just as good, yet smaller and healthier portions than a whole piece. Just be sure to eat it upside-down.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 (12.5 ounce) can pineapple tidbits in juice, drained and juice reserved

  • 1 cup brown sugar, or as needed

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 (16.5 ounce) can pitted cherries, drained (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

  2. Beat cake mix, water, oil, and eggs together with an electric mixer in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds, increase speed to medium speed and beat for 2 minutes. Pour reserved pineapple juice into cake mix and beat until combined.

  3. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly in each muffin cup. Drizzle butter evenly over brown sugar. Place pineapple tidbits and 1 cherry atop the brown sugar mixture. Pour cake batter over pineapple tidbits.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
22g Fat
56g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 160mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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